PLAYS AND PERFORMANCES

We produce and present plays created by artists with disabilities and their allies that insist on and celebrate their place in the public sphere.

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2019/20 Season


Presentation

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Extended Body

Featuring erin ball

co-presented with Fluid Festival part of Triple Bill with Thaw & No More Fantasies

October 25th & 26th @ 7:00pm

cSPACE - 1721 29 Ave SW

What Is A Body explores movement and sound with various mobility devices and extensions or lack thereof, of Erin Ball’s physical body. Each change brings a different quality, style and aesthetic to the movement. This performance is a result of collaborations with several choreographers and artists, including Holly Treddenick (Femmes du Feu), Keren Zaiontz (Queens University), Michele Frances (SkyCandy) and Jane Kirby (Low Lit Aerial Arts). Erin has also worked on enhancing the piece for blind audiences, under the guidance of Alex Bulmer.

ABOUT ERIN BALL

Erin Ball is a circus artist, coach, owner of Kingston Circus Arts and co-owner of LEGacy Circus. After events resulting in the loss of her lower legs, Erin works to create new, creative and different ways of executing her skills as a circus performer.

Jane Kirby is an aerialist, acrobat and choreographer who strives to create engaging performances with a contemporary aesthetic. She can most often be found performing on the aerial silks, but also frequently performs acro-dance and on rope.


SHOW CREDITS

Choreographer: Jane Kirby and Erin Ball with special mention to Holly, Michele Frances and Karen Zaointz for various roles
Performer: Erin Ball


work-in-development

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NIITSIPOWSIIN

Conceived by Justin Many Fingers

A journey through the living history and cultural significance of Blackfoot Sign Language. 

This movement-based performance project aims to explore Blackfoot culture through the development of language. We are interested in uncovering as many Blackfoot signs as possible and integrate them into our storytelling. 

 This project has been in consultation with several elders and community members to piece together as much as we can about Blackfoot sign language: learning signs, understanding their meanings, stories and origins. We’ll also be using ASL, spoken Blackfoot, and broken English.

Led by Justin Many Fingers, our multi-Nation team of collaborators include:

Torrie Ironstar - visual artist/Indigenous Deaf consultant 

Landon Krentz - theatre artist/American Sign Language/Deaf culture consultant 

Zach Running Coyote - performer

Elizabeth Ferguson-Breaker - performer

Sheldon First Rider - lead elder/ Blackfoot language consultant 

Raymond Many Bears - elder

Beverley Hungry Wolf - elder

Col Cseke - producer/story contributor 

Cara Eastcott - producer/story contributor 

Janice Manchul - American Sign Language interpreter 

Bree MacDonald- American Sign Language interpreter